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Watkinsville voters overwhelmingly approved the Sunday sales of alcoholic drinks in the city’s restaurants and the Sunday sales of beer and wine in the city’s convenience stores in voting in the special election that ended Tuesday.
Vote rturnout was low, but the margins in favor of Sunday sales in the city were even higher than they were when county voters approved Sunday sales last November.
Of Watkinsville voters who live in the City Hall precinct, 82.1 percent approved of Sunday sales by the drink, and 77.1 percent approved Sunday package sales.
For the smaller Annex precinct, 91.3 percent of the Watkinsville voters approved Sunday sales by the drink, and 87.0 percent approved Sunday package sales.
For the two precincts combined, 84.4 percent of the 186 voters who cast a ballot approved of Sunday sales by the drink, and 79.6 percent approved Sunday package sales.
For more, visit Oconee County Observations.
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